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Quality Use of Medication

Event start date: 18/06/2024
NDS has partnered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to deliver the Quality Use of Medication series for disability services.

Diversifying Employment Disability Awareness Training

Event start date: 18/06/2024
Free training for businesses and employers interested in the benefits of diversifying their workforce

RICM: Investigations and Complaints Workshops

Event start date: 18/06/2024
The workshops aim to introduce providers to the Risk, Incidents and Complaints Management Resources ( and how to use these effectively.

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Event start date: 19/06/2024
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Finance Representatives Network Meeting

Event start date: 25/06/2024
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Right on Board – Practice Governance for Disability Service Providers: Governing and Managing for Human Rights, Quality and Safeguarding - Online Series

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Location: National (online)
Date: 11/06/2024 to 25/06/2024

Purpose at Work, in partnership with NDS, offers the Right on Board Workshop. Right on Board answers the need as highlighted by the Disability Royal Commission for greater awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as strengthened governance and management of quality and safeguarding.

Each participant in the workshop will also receive a comprehensive workbook to assist their learning in the workshops and as an ongoing reference point.

Right On Board Workshop Series

Dr Alan Hough and Gilbert Kruidenier of Purpose at Work specialise in governing and managing for human rights, quality and safeguarding. Alan combines expertise in governance with extensive knowledge of the real-world challenges of achieving quality and safeguarding in disability supports. He is a regular presenter at NDS conferences and events. Gilbert also presents at NDS events and was the author of the NDS ‘Fundamentals for Boards’ interactive resource.

Please note: Each registrant must attend all three workshops in this series

Workshop 1: Understanding rights and responsibilities

  • The increasing expectations on directors and executives about human rights, quality and safeguarding
  • Legal responsibilities of directors, executives and NDIS workers
  • The human rights perspective and implications for supports types and service delivery

Workshop 2: Understanding the risks and how they should be addressed

  • The key risks in service delivery
  • How to prevent harm in service delivery
  • Assure service delivery quality and safeguarding as a director and executive

Workshop 3: Knowing what is going on and embedding learning and action

  • Understand when things are going right, and wrong
  • Soft skills to support reporting
  • Embedding learning and action.

Each participant in the workshop series also receives a comprehensive workbook to assist their learning in the workshops and as an ongoing reference point.

If you'd like an in-house workshop specific to your organisation please see our Right on Board - Governing and Managing for Human Rights, Quality and Safeguarding In-house Workshop.

Who should attend?

NDS recommends Board Directors and CEOs of disability service organisations attend.

Event details:

Workshop set DatesTimeLocationRegistration
Workshop 1: Tuesday 11 June
Workshop 2: Tuesday 18 June
Workshop 3: Tuesday 25 June
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (AEDT) Online Register

Workshop 1: Thursday 1 August
Workshop 2: Thursday 8 August
Workshop 3: Thursday 15 August

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm AEST Online Register


NDS Member: $505 plus GST per person
Non-member: $760 plus GST per person

Please note tickets are not to be shared - one ticket per attendee. This workshop is limited to 20 participants.

We are currently experiencing some issues with EFT payments being declined via EventsAir. We have enabled the option to pay via invoice - please ensure that the invoice has been paid within 48 hours of booking otherwise your registration may be cancelled. If you have any issues paying and are unable to pay via invoice, please contact submit enquiry/feedback and include your name, your email and phone number, the event, how many tickets you are looking to book.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Alicia Perry, Learning and Development Partnership Liaison Officer, submit enquiry/feedback, 03 8341 4307